Next Validator Suggestions

In the DAO Call of 10/01/2023 it was suggested that DAO members should recommend/suggest the next validator the DAO should use to delegate the 2030+ SOL.

Example:

Validator: Laine :heart: stakewiz.com
Website: Powering Solana - Laine operates Solana nodes on Mainnet and Testnet
Commission: 5%
Slot success rate: 96%
Stake: 1.12% (4,294,100SOL)

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Suggestions and recommendations will be closed 14/01/2023 at 12:00pm UTC (Saturday).

A poll will be made afterwards in :mortar_board:┇dao Discord channel with the suggested recommendation and it will finish 1 hour after the DAO call starts so a discussion around the suggested validators can be made.

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Attached some validators I reviewed for awareness -

I’d choose Laine or Cogent - but there are some others in the list worth consideration

Validator Candidates 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Name Laine :heart: stakewiz.com Cogent Crypto :gear: CogentCrypto.io Jito2 Everstake Block Logic BL Shinobi Systems :rocket: stakeview.app Juicy Stake Solana Compass :compass: Solana For The People JStaking: 0% fee · top returns DICS - Degen Infrastructure Core Services
Keybase laine_sa cogent_crypto lucas_jito everstake brianlong zantetsu juicystake solanaguide joogh degenapeacademy monkedao_mainnet
Details Join our Discord at Laine. We are a professional high-performance validator running on decentralized enterprise hardware. Available to answer any questions you have. We use significant software and hardware optimizations to provide the best APY on Solana. If you would like to learn more about staking, validators and/or Solana you can ask any questions directly on our discord (discord.gg/cogent). or visit our website Jito Labs builds high performance infrastructure for the Solana Blockchain. Stake to our validator to earn your share of MEV! Everstake is a staking-as-a-service company from Ukraine. We help institutional investors and regular token holders to profit off their crypto assets. Choose the most promising projects, delegate with Everstake and make 5%-20% annually. Experienced validator located in Boulder, CO. Creator/Maintainer of www.validators.app Shinobi Systems validator runs on the best hardware in a secure, high reliability data center, which allows us to provide some of the best staking returns of all Solana validators. See https://stakeview.app. [+MOD - Validator using MODS with unproven effect on consensus] Juicy Stake validator by @knox_trades Running a professional and high performance validator on top tier hardware since October 2022. Stake with us to earn excellent rewards while helping decentralize Solana, as well as supporting great tools + guides for the community. Keeping 0% until at least 2023 · Top APR · Impeccable performance · Supporting community with sv-manage.thevalidators.io Welcome to the Degen Infrastructure Core Services (D.I.C.S.) Validator. It is owned by the Degen DAOO (the Degen Ape & Trash Panda community) who are helping to decentralize the SOL blockchain. Commissions will go to the DAOO treasury for community growth Community validator run by MonkeDAO. Open to staking from all users and communities.
Identity LA1NEzryoih6CQW3gwQqJQffK2mKgnXcjSQZSRpM3wc Cogent51kHgGLHr7zpkpRjGYFXM57LgjHjDdqXd4ypdA A4hyMd3FyvUJSRafDUSwtLLaQcxRP4r1BRC9w2AJ1to2 EvnRmnMrd69kFdbLMxWkTn1icZ7DCceRhvmb2SJXqDo4 DDnAqxJVFo2GVTujibHt5cjevHMSE9bo8HJaydHoshdp Ninja1spj6n9t5hVYgF3PdnYz2PLnkt7rvaw3firmjs juigBT2qetpYpf1iwgjaiWTjryKkY3uUTVAnRFKkqY6 CMPSSdrTnRQBiBGTyFpdCc3VMNuLWYWaSkE8Zh5z6gbd 8yjHdsCgx3bp2zEwGiWSMgwpFaCSzfYAHT1vk7KJBqhN CpNnGGhgVATJAbzHUXdrcGfpPiGuZyPka4QUmH7YgavX GiYSnFRrXrmkJMC54A1j3K4xT6ZMfx1NSThEe5X2WpDe
Software 1.13.5 1.13.5 1.13.5 1.13.5 1.13.5 1.13.5 1.13.5 1.13.5 1.13.5 1.13.5 1.13.5
IP 145.40.95.137 141.98.216.70 145.40.95.251 86.109.8.35 74.118.139.6 184.105.146.34 186.233.186.151 5.199.161.213 212.83.43.80 150.136.234.99 129.213.45.55
Data Center 54825-DE-Frankfurt am Main 20326-US-Newark 54825-DE-Frankfurt am Main 54825-US-Atlanta 20326-NL-Amsterdam 6939-CA-Vancouver 262287-US-Chicago 16125-LT-Šiauliai 47447-DE-Wiesbaden 31898-US-Ashburn 31898-US-Ashburn
Website Powering Solana - Laine operates Solana nodes on Mainnet and Testnet https://CogentCrypto.io https://jito.wtf https://everstake.one https://www.blocklogic.net https://www.shinobi-systems.com https://juicystake.io Stake With Solana Compass & Earn Passive Income From Your SOL | Solana Compass https://jstaking.io DICS - DegenDAOO https://monkedao.io
Vote Account GE6atKoWiQ2pt3zL7N13pjNHjdLVys8LinG8qeJLcAiL CogentC52e7kktFfWHwsqSmr8LiS1yAtfqhHcftCPcBJ J1to2NAwajc8hD6E6kujdQiPn1Bbt2mGKKZLY9kSQKdB 9QU2QSxhb24FUX3Tu2FpczXjpK3VYrvRudywSZaM29mF 9GJmEHGom9eWo4np4L5vC6b6ri1Df2xN8KFoWixvD1Bs BLADE1qNA1uNjRgER6DtUFf7FU3c1TWLLdpPeEcKatZ2 juicQdAnksqZ5Yb8NQwCLjLWhykvXGktxnQCDvMe6Nx EARNynHRWg6GfyJCmrrizcZxARB3HVzcaasvNa8kBS72 DPmsofVJ1UMRZADgwYAHotJnazMwohHzRHSoomL6Qcao 4qvFxnUXYjBdcviCwVV7gKcGJMCENEBfS82hSLJUhyvu DfpdmTsSCBPxCDwZwgBMfjjV8mF8xHkGRcXP8dJBVmrq
Active Stake 4,294,100 SOL 2,092,380 SOL 3,584,977 SOL 5,011,221 SOL 2,993,492 SOL 4,227,164 SOL 766,725 SOL 529,263 SOL 334,635 SOL 547,226 SOL 175,385 SOL
Commission 5% 6% (See commission changes) 4% 7% 5% (See commission changes) 5% 0 5% (See commission changes) 0% 7% 7%
Security Info Powering Solana - Laine operates Solana nodes on Mainnet and Testnet https://cogentcrypto.io https://www.jito.wtf/staking Everstake & SOLANA https://www.blocklogic.net http://www.shinobi-systems.com/ https://www.juicystake.io/ Stake With Solana Compass & Earn Passive Income From Your SOL | Solana Compass https://jstaking.io/ DICS - DegenDAOO
Scores Root Distance Score = 2 Vote Distance Score = 2 Skipped Slot Score = 2 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 1 Stake Concentration Score = -2 (9) Root Distance Score = 2 Vote Distance Score = 2 Skipped Slot Score = 2 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 1 (11) Root Distance Score = 2 Vote Distance Score = 2 Skipped Slot Score = 2 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 1 Stake Concentration Score = -2 (9) Root Distance Score = 2 Vote Distance Score = 2 Skipped Slot Score = 2 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 1 Stake Concentration Score = -2 (9) Root Distance Score = 2 Vote Distance Score = 2 Skipped Slot Score = 2 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 1 Stake Concentration Score = -2 (9) Root Distance Score = 2 Vote Distance Score = 2 Skipped Slot Score = 2 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 0 Consensus Mods Score = -2. . Stake Concentration Score = -2 (6) Root Distance Score = 2 Vote Distance Score = 2 Skipped Slot Score = 2 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 1 (11) Root Distance Score = 2 Vote Distance Score = 2 Skipped Slot Score = 2 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 1 (11) Root Distance Score = 2 Vote Distance Score = 2 Skipped Slot Score = 2 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 1 (11) Root Distance Score = 1 Vote Distance Score = 1 Skipped Slot Score = 0 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 1 (7) Root Distance Score = 1 Vote Distance Score = 1 Skipped Slot Score = 1 Published Information Score = 2 Software Version Score = 2 Bonus Point = 0 (7)
Block Logic Score 9 11 9 9 9 6 11 11 11 7 7

I think we shouldn’t overcomplicate this decision.
Cogent Crypto and Laine both have my confidence.

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Thanks for the overview, again :heart:

I’ll also vote for Cogent. They are working hard on their validator reliability and are very transparent about what’s going on.

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In the Sunday poll multiple choices will be available so DAO members that like multiple validators can also vote for different ones.

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Following the DAO Discussion & Poll, decision was made to split the SOL and delegate 50/50 to 2 Validators: Laine & Cogent following 25%+ vote for both.

laine_sa
cogent_crypto

Please review and VOTE on the 2 Proposals that have been created for Stake Grape DAO SOL (1,015) with each Validator chosen by the DAO following DAO Vote to transfer away from delinquent SSC GenesysGo Validator (2,030 SOL split between top 2 Validators selected by GRAPE DAO)

  1. Stake a Validator: Laine Stakewiz = 1,015 SOL

https://app.realms.today/dao/grape/proposal/8dkiswyGXbDJU8UyaEWFRYMmBQ7hViev9YRLwhnUBQEv

  1. Stake a Validator: Cogent Crypto = 1,015 SOL

https://app.realms.today/dao/grape/proposal/3sYUmCozpBqYdsqCgArFYcRRmYr7cTeQb2rN6TRmYqK7

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